I believe that Wnedy the Whippet suffers from the same condition as the Belgian Blue Cattle.
"The Belgian Blue has a natural mutation of the gene that codes for myostatin, a protein that counteracts muscle growth. The truncated myostatin is unable to function in this capacity, resulting in accelerated lean muscle growth, due primarily to hyperplasia rather than hypertrophy. The defect in the breed's myostatin gene is maintained through linebreeding. This mutation also interferes with fat deposition, resulting in very lean meat. The neonatal calf is so large that Caesarean sections are routinely done. Double-muscled cows also can experience dystocia, even when bred to normal beef bulls or dairy bulls, because of narrowing of the birth canal."
even humans can get this condition though it is rare.
Wendy the Whippet:
Belgian Blue Cattle:
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echandler: Hello, is anyone in the London are interested in organizing a greyhound only play date? I find it hard to meet fellow greyhound owners in the area and my 2 girls love to play with other hounds
Aug 2, 2016 12:54:53 GMT -5
adoragrey: That is a great idea!!! I have a 4 yr old greyt boy who also loves to play. And I know there are other greyt parents who would also enjoy it. Please post the date here and I will let you know if I can attend.
Aug 15, 2016 22:39:15 GMT -5
adoragrey: Is anyone planning on going to Pawlooza this coming Saturday, August 20?
Aug 15, 2016 22:40:05 GMT -5
jacki: What's happening to GRA
Dec 3, 2016 14:20:24 GMT -5
echandler: Is the GRA still operating? I have not seen a content refresh since November last year...
Jan 5, 2017 9:26:20 GMT -5
greys4us: Yes, GRA is still operating. Just no new hounds at the kennel.
Jan 12, 2017 8:42:36 GMT -5
lovehounds: Hi! I am new here but over the past year have been reading and viewing everything I can find about greyhounds. Also enjoy seeing people's posts/photos of their beautiful dogs. I am recovering from surgery and once I am well I want very much to adopt! ☺💖
Feb 7, 2017 12:02:25 GMT -5
misscarlotta: So happy to see new pups. Wish I could take 1 or more, but I have to keep working 14 hours a day to support my adult children.
Apr 20, 2017 23:32:39 GMT -5
pengoowin: I am a newbie when it comes to the breed, are greys good with disabled adults. Are they skittish with wheelchairs?
May 27, 2017 10:02:51 GMT -5
Heather (& KC): Hi pengoowin! It truly depends on the dog and Heather Main would help you identify the right dog for you. I have seen some with their human in a wheelchair. 🙂
Jun 19, 2017 6:37:09 GMT -5
padeschamps: I am new here, trying to absorb as much info as possible to see if a greyhound would be right for our family. I've done the puppy phase with the doggies I now own. And I am so interested in the rescue of older dogs to find their new forever homes.
Aug 6, 2017 1:15:55 GMT -5
padeschamps: What I am having a hard time finding out, is the cost for the adoption of a greyhound. And what screening process do you have to go through. And how long is the adoption process generally
Aug 6, 2017 1:19:33 GMT -5
Heather (& KC): Hi Padeschamps! Welcome. Contact Heather Main. Her email and phone number are at the top of this board! These dogs aren't rescues but retired racers who are ready to start home life! Good luck!
Aug 6, 2017 8:03:38 GMT -5